Worldview is on the road. Today, our show comes to you from Kalamazoo, Michigan, where we are broadcasting live from the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College, located on the lands of the Three Fires Confederacy: the Ojibwe, the Odawa and the Potawatomi. Disrespect and disregard for indigenous communities remain problems across Michigan; 52 primary and secondary schools in the state use race-based mascots for their sports teams. Protection of waterways and natural lands is likewise a priority for many local indigenous groups. Joining us to discuss are Phyllis Davis, a tribal councilwoman for the Gun Lake Tribe of the Potowatomi nation, and Julie Dye, vice chair of the elders council of the Pokagon Band of the Potawatomi nation. She was a 2017-2018 Regional Fellow at the Arcus Center.
The Worldview bus tour is visiting communities throughout the Great Lakes region for a week as we celebrate the show’s twenty-fifth year on air. From water insecurity in Flint to indigenous rights in Kalamazoo, we are sharing stories that allow you to experience the world through the communities in your own backyard.